Buda Castle and the Royal Palace may have the benefit of their location on top of Castle Hill, but the city’s defining sight remains its splendid Parliament building. The area around Parliament is redolent with history and power, with large squares, wide avenues and Secession architecture – remnants of the once powerful Austro-Hungarian Empire. The area is home to several of the city’s most important buildings, including St Stephen’s Basilica and the outstanding Hungarian State Opera. It also has some of Budapest’s finest restaurants, as well as its most exclusive shops and residences.
1. Hungarian Parliament
Constructed in 1902 ...